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phag·o·cy·tize

 (făg′ə-sĭ-tīz′, -sī′-)
tr.v. phag·o·cy·tized, phag·o·cy·tiz·ing, phag·o·cy·tiz·es
To phagocytose.

phagocytize

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phagocytise

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phagocytose

vb (tr)
(Biology) biology to carry out phagocytosis

phag•o•cyt•ize

(ˈfæg əˌsaɪ taɪz, -sɪˌtaɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
(of a phagocyte) to devour (material).
[1920–25]
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The total of 100 neutrophils and monocytes from each smear were observed under the light microscope and the numbers of phagocytizing cells were counted.
The phagocytic activity was determined as the percentage of phagocytizing macrophages.
Macrophages, one of the major immunocyte, possess many immunefunctions, such as phagocytizing extraneous material, processing antigen, secreting cytokine and so on.
sup][32] In the macrophage cell membrane, cholesterol directly participates in the function of phagocytizing Mtb, while, in the lymphocyte membrane, it is involved in the differentiation and proliferation of cytotoxic cells.